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2018-19 Budget: VIC key transport infrastructure projects


Posted by Monica Gameng

The second post on our 2018-19 Federal Budget series featured the the key transport infrastructure projects for the State of New South Wales. On this third 2018-19 Budget post, we will tackle the key Victorian transport infrastructure projects.

Victoria Key Projects

Key Projects Funding from 2018-19 Budget Total Australian Government funding 2013-14 to 2021-22

Monash Rail (South-East Melbourne) - planning and pre-construction towards construction of a rail line to service the Monash precinct

$3 million $23 million

Ballarat Freight Hub (Ballarat) - provide core infrastructure that will enable operation of a freight facility capable of handling High Productivity Freight Vehicles within the planned Ballarat West Employment zone

$9.1 million $9.1 million

Condah - Hotspur Road Upgrade (Heywood) - upgrade of a 14-kilometre section of Condah - Hotspur Road, including widening of the Crawford Rover Bridge

  $2.5 million

Melbourne Airport Rail Link (Melbourne) - the Australian Government has invested up to $5 billion towards the future Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD rail link, in partnership with the State Government

$20 million $250 million

Melbourne Airport Rail Link Business Case (Melbourne) - development of a preliminary business case that will determine the preferred rout and estimated cost for the project

$28.5 million $30 million

Frankston to Baxter Rail Upgrade Business Case (Melbourne) - development of a business case to investigate options for the duplication and electrification of the rail line and associated infrastructure

$2.5 million $4 million

Frankston to Baxter Rail Link: Electrification Upgrade (Melbourne) - duplication and electrification of eight kilometres of the Stony Point Rail Line

  $60 million

Port Rail Shuttle (Melbourne) - deliver a series of rail freight shuttles to move large shipping containers from the Port of Melbourne to freight rail terminals located around the city

$14.2 million $38 million

Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 (Melbourne) - widen the freeway from Warrigal Road to EastLink and from Clyde Road to Cardinia Road; upgrade the Beaconsfield interchange; duplication and extension of O'Shea Road; and extending the managed motorway technology along the freeway

  $500 million

Murray Basin Freight Rail (Regional Victoria) - revitalisation of the rail line in west Victoria, includes upgrading and converting the network to the same gauge as the broader interstate network

  $120.2 million

M80 Ring Road (Melbourne) - complete the upgrade and widening of the M80 Ring Road

  $462.7 million

North East Link (Melbourne) - construction of a freeway link between the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway

  $200 million

North East Rail Line Upgrade (North East Victoria) - upgrading the rail line to a Victorian Class 2 track performance standard for passenger services

$40 million $235 million

Princes Highway East: Traralgon to Sale Duplication (South East Victoria) - duplication of more than 30 kilometres of the Princes Highway East between Traralgon and Sale

$13.1 million $145.7 million

Princes Highway East: Traralgon to Sale Duplication additional commitment to complete the project (South East Victoriaa)

  $100 million

Princes Highway West: Winchelsea to Colac Duplication (South West Victoria) - upgrade and duplicate 37 kilometres of the highway between Winchelsea and Colac

$34.3 million $181.7 million

Regional Rail Revival Package (Regional Victoria):

$504 million $1.464 billion
Regional Rail Revival Package - additional commitment for the Geelong Line $5 million $35 million
Rural and Regional Roads Package (Regional Victoria) - a package of works that will improve safety and productivity on rural and regional roads, including $97 million for the Echuca-Moama Bridge and $25 million to continue the upgrade on the Great Ocean Road   $345 million
Tullamarine Freeway Widening: Section 1 of CityLink Tulla Widening (Melbourne) - construction of an additional lane in each direction on the Tullamarine Freeway from Melrose Drive to Melbourne Airport $35.2 million $200 million
Urban Congestion Package: network and Off-Network (Melbourne) - package of works that will help relieve congestion in urban areas, which includes the construction of the O'Herns Road interchange on the Hume Freeway   $85 million
Victorian Congestion Package (State-wide) - package of works that will help relieve congestion in urban areas in Victoria   $40 million
Western Freeway: Halletts Way Access Ramps and Shared User Path (Bacchus Marsh) - construction of east-facing access ramps to, and a shared user path bridge over the Western Freeway at Halletts Way $300,000 $12.2 million
Western Highway: Ballarat to Stawell Duplication (Western Victoria) - complete planning for the duplication of the highway from Ballarat to Stawell, and duplicate 68 kilometres from Ballarat to Ararat $44.2 million $358.8 million

The projects listed above do not include projects covered by the road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.


In a statement released by Treasurer Scott Morrison, he said: "These investments in national priority road, rail and public transport projects will bust congestion, improve safety, connect people to jobs and streamline freight delivery."

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Source: Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities; Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government; Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.